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GNOMErs and the search for easy software management

Aug 28, 1999, 14:55 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Green)

[ Thanks to James Green for this report. ]

Miguel de Icaza of GNOME fame has started a thread on the gnome development lists to search for the best way of installing and maintaining software with an easy interface. Since this issue is not-GNOME-centered (GNOME/KDE front-ends would probably be built) it raises interesting questions about how various packing systems can be used to fulfill complete user-friendliness and compatibility.

This is a very important point with the current trickle of Windows-users likely to become larger in the coming months wanting to base themseleves on easy and widely-available package management, I have posted to this thread my ideas on a distribution-neutral GNU-system which I'd like to see happen.

The thread begins here, my post is here.